Conservation Cropping Seminars 2016:

Managing Your Inputs For Healthy Soils Back by popular demand! Hear from local agricultural producers and resource experts who share information and insights on soil health improvements, cover crop success, and wise nutrient management.  
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Budget Crisis: Support Your Local SWCD Contact Your Legislators!

Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts are on the brink of closure if a FY16 State Budget is not reached and if District’s are not named in that budget. Please support your local Soil & Water Conservation Districts by informing your legislators of our situation and encourage them to pass a FY 2016 Budget for our state!

Upcoming QCCA Events & Appearances



Bald Eagle Days- January 8th-10th 2016

Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show-January 17th-19th 2016


The Rock Island County SWCD meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of the month.  Check our meeting schedule and join us!


Rock Island County SWCD holds annual fall and spring fish sales.  All proceeds support conservation in Rock Island County.  Click to see sales that are currently underway and place an order online!  Thanks for your support!

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Rock Island County SWCD News and Blog

Outdoor Education Center Opens In Moline

The ribbon cutting for “Jeff’s Outdoor Play Space” at the Jefferson Early Childhood Center, 3010 26th Ave., Moline took place on Wednesday October 21st. After much work and dedication by all partners involved, the teachers at the school were... read more

Fall Cover Crop Tours November 4th-5th

The Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District has scheduled two field days to showcase their Cover crop plots here in Rock Island County. Both plots highlight several combinations of cover crops used to reduce soil erosion and improve soil health. The northern... read more

Budget Crisis: Legislative Call-In We Need Your Help!!

Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts are on the brink of closure if a FY16 State Budget is not reached and if District’s are not named in that budget. On Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 am and 10:30 am, AISWCD’s Executive Committee is promoting a “Legislative... read more

Funding Crisis for Soil and Water Conservation Districts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2015 Springfield, IL, August 17, 2015— Soil and Water Conservation District employees across the state will be without funding for our health insurance and will lose their coverage, thus significantly impacting the employee workforce... read more

Late Summer 2015 Newsletter

Download RISWCD’s Late Summer 2015 Newsletter   Featuring: Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration (pg. 1) SWCD State Funding Crisis (pg. 1) NRCS, Pheasants Forever, & U of I Extension (pg. 2) Conservation Success Stories (pg. 3) Irrigation... read more

New Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist & Outreach Coordinator

We are excited to announce that a new Farm Bill Biologist, Scott James, and a new Outreach Coordinator, Katie Kauzlarich, have been hired in Northwest Illinois.

Scott began Jul. 1st and works with area landowners and farmers to implement wildlife habitat conservation measures. Katie began Jul. 1st and works statewide to introduce youth and the public to nature and shooting sports.

Through a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) and Pheasants Forever (PF), Scott and Katie aim to strengthen pheasant conservation in Illinois.

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Wildflower & Pollinator Workshop

Pheasants Forever and USDA/SWCD partners are hosting a wildflower and pollinator workshop on August 18th 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The workshop will be held at a small prairie on private property near Sherrard (1713 Knoxville Road Sherrard, IL).

Please contact Scott James at (309) 660-3147 with questions or accommodation requests.

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Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration

Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration
September 9th 5:00-7:30 p.m.

-Pond Shocking By Ken Clodfelter County Fish Biologist
-Dry Fire Hydrant Installation By Hillsdale Fire Department
-Meal Provided Please Bring Lawn Chairs and Pond Management Questions!

RSVP To R.I. SWCD 309-764-1486 or

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